- Finding Derek is a documentary that highlights ITV presenter Kate Garraway's struggle with taking care of ailing husband Derek Draper
- After the documentary aired, the Good Morning Britain presenter was showered with accolades for her boldness and courage in the wake of a difficult period
- Perhaps, the most intriguing bit about the story is her ability to, at her lowest point, offer hope and comfort to other affected families
ITV presenter Kate Garraway has been applauded for her boldness and courage after Finding Derek, a documentary that highlights her struggle with taking care of ailing husband Derek Draper, aired on Tuesday, March 23.
Draper has been in hospital since March 2020 where he was bedridden after testing positive for Covid-19.
The accolades come in the wake of the Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter expressing fears that she may be forced to leave the show to care for Draper.
Finding Derek follows the life of Garraway, her children, friends and relatives as they live through the difficult period of caring for a man doctors refer to as the most critical patient they have encountered who remained alive for long.
Hundreds of media personalities, colleagues and renowned individuals, among them the current Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard, showered the wife and mother of two with praise.
Michael Hogan from The Telegraph referred to the hour-long film as "powerful, poignant and admirably candid".
"The documentary painted a profoundly sobering picture, albeit one illuminated by intermittent rays of hope," he expressed.
"Garraway's love for Draper is clear and uncomplicated. The phrase that kept popping into my mind was 'wifely devotion'," wrote Lucy Mangan from The Guardian.
BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker expressed his respect for Garraway and her family as they have trudged the rocky path with their heads held up high.
Other adjectives that have followed Garraway since the documentary aired are "intimate, cheery, and enormously moving".
The documentary also shows Garraway renovating the ground floor of their house to allow wheelchair access as the family looks forward to Derek's return.
"If he needs 24-hour care I will be the primary carer. I have a fear of the reality of that life. It is a completely different dynamic to our relationship," she said.
Perhaps, the most intriguing bit about Garraway's story is her ability to, at her lowest point, offer hope and comfort to other families who have been affected by the virus.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Trevor Noah recently sat down with Nomzamo Mbatha on The Daily Show to chat about her successful Coming 2 America debut.
The pair discussed the movie and life in Hollywood. As the interview wrapped up, Trevor Noah showered Nomzamo with kind words, telling her that she was a lovely person who deserved all the accolades she was enjoying.
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